Tomorrow, we'll have a very interesting, if persuasive presentation. The topic is Spaces, and if you have never heard of Spaces, I urge you to attend.
For years, Java Spaces has lurked as a paradigm shift in software and networks, and from my point of view, existed only in theory. I read about it on the Jini page at the Sun website and in the book JavaSpaces: Principles, Patterns and Practice
It was such a different way of thinking, but it seemed that the only implementation was in the book and, once you got it to work, it was pretty transparent. Not much to meet the eye beyond the patterns and architecture in the code.
Well, tomorrow night you'll hear about a quiet change that's made its way to many very big software implementations. Spaces is working and Owen Taylor will first describe what it is and then show you very clearly how it looks and works in Java.
I'm planning to order some as yet undecided dinner for everyone who RSVPs and there will be a few pretty cool things raffled off. So, please send me an RSVP if you plan to attend and feel free to invite a friend. Pass this invitation along to anyone you think might be interested in learning about Java Spaces from a true expert. I've already seen Owen's presentation at GatorJUG and let me tell you, it's one you should not miss.
As always, I hope to see many of you there. Details at www.orlandojug.com